Tag Archive for DC Comics

Classic Fantastic: Watchmen

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Classic Fantastic is our series of features on the classics of the format — please check out our other picks for the most important titles, in terms of appeal, innovation, and storytelling, that every library should own. What’s it about?…

Green Arrow: Year One

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With the possible exception of Tony “Iron Man” Stark, I don’t think any superhero has suffered from mischaracterization in the Modern Age of Comics more frequently than Oliver Queen. The Green Arrow I was a fan of growing up was…

Batman: Earth One

The back cover of Batman: Earth One proclaims “YOU ONLY THINK YOU KNOW HIS STORY.” Surely, this is simple advertising hyperbole?! The origin of Batman is one of the most well-known superhero stories in the world. Indeed, it may be…

Batman Incorporated

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Batman is back and better than ever. After being exiled by Darkseid’s Omega Sanction, Batman as we knew him (AKA Bruce Wayne) was nowhere to be found. Eventually Dick Grayson came to take his place with Damian at his side…

Batman: The Long Halloween

The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale is an unbelievably great graphic novel that continues the story that was started in Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s classic Batman: Year One. Set over a year’s time, focusing on holidays,…

Deka Kyoshi, vol. 1

Police detective Toyama has been given a tough new undercover assignment: teaching a fifth-grade class! Their teacher was killed under mysterious circumstances and the police believe that the students are in danger as well. Toyama soon discovers that one boy,…

Land of the Blindfolded, vol. 1-9

Kanade can sometimes see a person’s future when she touches them. It’s not always a fun power, but she’s learned to live with it. Her world is tossed upside down, though, when two new students appear at her school. Namiki…

Time Guardian, vol. 1

What would you do if you could buy some time? With twelve more hours you could visit friends while still getting your homework done. An extra two hours and you could watch your favorite movie and still pick your mom…

Pride of Baghdad

Amidst the horror of war a group of lions escape the zoo, in this “inspired by true events” story, and reflect the deeper meaning of the War on Terror in Iraq while trying to get to safety. At the start…

Oyayubihime Infinity, vol. 1-2

Kanoko and her beautiful sister Mayu have two things in common–the butterfly birthmark on their thumbs and the career of up-and-coming young actress, Maya–who is really Mayu, managed by Kanoko. When her school’s most popular boy, Tsubame, notices Kanoko’s birthmark,…

Apothecarius Argentum, vol. 1

“I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder…” Pardon, movie flashback. While the new court apothecary is about as dreamy as the Man in Black, and this series involves a princess and a fair dose…

Emma, vol. 1

Emma is a demure lady’s maid with a story that is all too familiar in Victorian London. Without any family of her own, Emma was raised by her mistress, an aging widow with a sharp tongue and a sly sense…

Infinite Crisis

There are two other comics that it’s important to read–or to at least know about–when reading Infinite Crisis. The first of those is Crisis on Infinite Earths. That’s where all the alternate backgrounds and versions of characters–and even some characters…